WBA #2 Middleweight Jarrod “Left Jab” Fletcher has been designated the mandatory challenger for WBA Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin. The fight is scheduled for July 19th at Madison Square Garden. Following the date and venue announcement, the Olympian from Brisbane, Australia voiced his enthusiasm while recognizing the gravity of the situation:
“I’m fighting one of the greats for the middleweight championship of the world at the place regarded as the home of world boxing, Madison Square Garden”
Golovkin, widely compared to Wladimir Klitchko in style and power, carries an unbeaten record over twenty-nine fights, twenty-six wins by KO. Fletcher, knowing full well the power and tenacity of Golovkin, is moving forward undaunted.
“I’ve got what it takes and I will now prove it.”
While confident, Fletcher is, by no means, disillusioned. In statements, he has acknowledged that fitness, speed and skill will be paramount to his success, accepting that to become a s...